Department of Information Technology, Govt. of Maharashtra Partners with BSNL-Dimension Data
The Department of Information Technology, Govt. of Maharashtra (DIT, GoM) takes another giant leap to its already proven leadership in e-Governance by partnering with BSNL - Dimension Data to drive the Cloud Auto scale project in the State of Maharashtra. With this project, DIT, GoM aims to create hybrid cloud architecture by extending its existing data centres to a secure, public cloud environment. This project will help DIT, GoM to provide a more seamless and efficient cloud enabled IT infrastructure for its citizen interface program which automates all government citizen interactions.
DIT, GoM drives IT Infrastructure and e-Governance projects including Mission Mode Projects (MMPs) under NeGP, Govt. of India. Its objective is to create a better IT infrastructure and user friendly citizen services using advanced ICT solutions to enhance the quality of life in the state of Maharashtra. The cloud based solution from BSNL - Dimension Data will enable DIT, GoM to improve automation and reduce operating expenses through better utilisation of existing resources and optimise its investments in procuring new infrastructure and also provide flexibility to meet the rapidly growing demands of nodal agencies in real time.
This solution provides DIT, GoM with increased availability, scalability and security through BSNL - Dimension Data's Tier III Certified and ISO27001 certified data centres. Dimension Data Cloud Services are available across the Globe through Managed Cloud Platform (MCP). The MCP will enable DIT, GoM to manage its cloud assets via a web-based interface or REST-based application programming interface (API) and launch cloud machines to meet demand in real time and migrate workloads between data centre and the cloud.
BSNL-Dimension Data ran intensive test with DIT, GoM team to ensure that the solution meets the desired expectations and business outcome. The solution provided by BSNL-Dimension Data has a unique blend of capabilities that addresses the evolutionary flow of workloads from virtualisation in the datacentre / private cloud to the public cloud environment and provides the intelligence and automation needed to meet these changing needs.
Shri Rajesh Aggarwal, Principal Secretary, DIT, GoM, praised the efforts put in by the team and said, "DIT, GoM and BSNL-Dimension Data have partnered together to deliver this excellence in technology that drives innovation and optimises costs in order to realize the full potential of Cloud Computing. The Cloud Autoscale initiative is an excellent showcase of how we can leverage IT infrastructure and human expertise in ensuring that State of Maharashtra keeps its status as a pioneer in utilising IT skills for better governance and as a proven Leader in e-Readiness ranking in India."
Shri Kiran Bhagwanani, Chief Executive Officer at Dimension Data India said, "Today's organisations are experimenting with building private clouds that can be extended to a hybrid cloud architecture by extending workloads running from their own datacentre to a public cloud for maximum flexibility, and to optimise capital expense. We've engaged into a similar initiative which allows DIT, GoM to extend their datacentre to a secure, public cloud environment in order to offer better services to the citizens of the state and meet the growing business needs of the various nodal agencies. We're happy to be part of such a robust project yet again and prove our credentials in implementing enterprise-class cloud solutions."